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the tech team will be required to work through thanksgiving. a spokeswoman for the centers for medicare and medicaid services says work is happening 24/7, to get the site fixed by november 30th. on the subject of healthcare let's talk about drug costs. everybody knows generics are a lot cheaper than name brands but not all patients choose them, they just have more confidence in the more expensive name brand drugs. turns out, many doctors feel the same way. the independent non-profit investigative organization pro publica found hundreds of doctors who routinely prescribe name brands for their medicare patients, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year. tracy weber is propublica's senior reporter and she joins us via skype. it's important because there's a huge difference between costs here between generics and the name brands. > >that's right. sometimes the name brand drug can be 6,7,10 times more expensive than the generic and we found a small group of doctors were prescribing almost exclusively the most expensive brand names. > >this was for medicare part d and that ac
. a spokeswoman for the centers for medicare and medicaid confirms "dozens" of contractors have been brought to help fix the site. puerto rico is in a debt crisis - and it's attracting investors. municipal bond prices have fallen nearly 40 percent. so-called "vulture investors" are swooping in and buying the bonds at rockbottom prices, betting on a turn around. distressed greek bonds turned out to a huge win for risk takers.. the federal aviation administration plans to relax rules regarding electronic devices. passengers can leave e-readers and smartphones powered on, but on airplane mode during takeoffs and landings. .previously -- the f-a-a was concerned leaving electronics on would cause interference. it says it will implement the changes soon. passengers are paying more to travel during the holidays. jeanenne tornatore of orbitz joins us now... good morning jeanenne! what's a good booking strategy? as airlines tack on fees-- what should passender carrying gifts do? are airlines any kinder to families looking to sit together? ideas for people who might want to go away for thanksgiving
into question on capitol hill. yesterday, medicare administrator marilyn tavenner admited to a senate committee only a few consumers could create accounts in the first days the site went live. we have now resolved that issue. users can successfully create an account and go through the enrollment process. we are able now to process nearly 17,000 registrants per hour or five per second with almost no errors. well, i'm going to be blunt, because i really want this to be a success, and my job is to pinpoint solutions, not finger point, looking at a retro way. i think it is very confusing. senator barbara mikulski of maryland--says 73,000 people in her district are losing their health insurance because their policies don't meet the standards set by the affordable care act and will need to shop for insurance on the website. kentucky is on the sucess stories. with more than 1,000 residents signing up each day since october 1st on the state's site "kynect." there are hints that the justice department is close to a deal to allow a merger between american and u.s. airways after all. the doj
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